Students Honored for Mizzou 39

Ariel Sierra- MUTV 23 News Staff Writer

On the strike of 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 23, The Switzler Bell rang for the first time of the year, honoring The Mizzou 39.

Each year on the signal of the bell, family, friends, and students traditionally gather at Francis Quadrangle for the ceremony, but for the first time the reveal of The Mizzou 39 was held at the newly built Traditions Plaza.

In the fall semester of each year, applications go out in search of the 39 most outstanding seniors. Students from across campus life are chosen for their leadership and service impact for campus and community.

Huddled together in the single digit temperatures, people waited to congratulate this year’s most outstanding seniors. At 6:39, The Mizzou 39 emerged from The Reynolds Alumni Center, with candles in hand, to be greeted by applause and cheering. As the recipients lined Traditions Plaza, one by one their names were called and their candles were lit.

“As a freshman that’s who you aspire to be. A senior who is a part of those 39 students at Mizzou,” said Lauren Rundquist, Mizzou 39 recipient.

Although the location of the event has changed, the award will remain the same, inspiring future seniors to positively impact their campus.

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